VSP investigate a bicycle vehicle fatal crash

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Virginia State Police (VSP) report by email the investigation of a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on Route 15 in Culpeper County.

The crash occurred June 30 at approximately 9:40 p.m. and the bicyclist was not wearing any reflective gear or helmet and did not have a source of light.

Rachel A.J. Bachoon of Culpepper was also riding in the center of the northbound lane.

A motorist in a Toyota Camry was unable to avoid hitting Bachoon who perished at the scene.

The driver of the Camry, Christina M. Hamilton of Charlottesville suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Motorists and bicyclists are reminded to use caution while sharing the road.

Bicyclists are reminded to always use all protective gear and travel in the proper lanes or close to the side of the road.

This crash remains under investigation by Virginia State Police.

Bicycle and motorists safety tips form the Department of Motor Vehicles can be found here.

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